Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Archive: Oct 2009 (Page 2)

  • NLRB: No Longer Respects Bargaining

    Posted on Oct 19, 2009 by LaborPains.org Team

    The National Labor Relations Board finds itself in awkward position–having been ordered multiple times by the Federal Labor Relations Authority to bargain with its own employees. According to the NLRB Union, the NLRB has yet to bargain in good faith. Employees of the National Labor Relation Board, seeing what unionization has done to for so […]

  • Beaker to NLRB Becker: “You, you, you, you, you.”

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    Next Wednesday, the Senate will likely vote on “three long stalled nominees” to join the 5-person, 3-man-down National Labor Relation Board. It’s been a problem that only 2 of the 5 positions are filled, but maybe there would be fewer issues if more ‘mainstream’ nominees were selected [read: not in organized labor’s pocket].  Craig Becker, […]

  • Jimmy Hoffa and SEC. 164

    Posted on Oct 16, 2009 by LaborPains.org Team

    If you were flipping through the Washington Post this week and caught a glimpse of the union-driven ads against health care, you should have noticed a name missing from the signatories—President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Jimmy Hoffa. Many unions have pushed back on the health care bill because of the missing public option; […]

  • Ad-ing up the cost of health care reform

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    Last week, labor leaders passed among themselves a set of ads aimed at highlighting their distaste for the current shape of health care legislation. For some reason they don’t like the part where “cadillac” coverage is taxed to pay for everybody else’s coverage.  The missing public option is also a major point of contention. Since […]

  • Union leader finds loose slots in Vegas.

    Posted on Oct 14, 2009 by LaborPains.org Team

    I know this isn’t news, but a Teamster, the president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (55,000 members) has been arrested for accepting bribes. The AP reports: Edward Rodzwicz, who heads the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, is accused of soliciting and accepting $20,000 in bribes from a St. Louis lawyer. In […]

  • Drawing a line in the sand: California’s showdown in the slowdown

    Posted on Oct 13, 2009 by LaborPains.org Team

    It was an epic showdown.  Words were said. Rumors were spread. There was much yelling and releasing of press statements. The day of the fight was, however, a lot less interesting than the hype. California’s Columbus Day has been a point of much contention for months.  Lincoln’s Birthday and Columbus Day might as well be […]

  • Teamsters to UPS: 12,600 reasons for card-check

    Posted on Oct 12, 2009 by LaborPains.org Team

    Teamsters is proud to announce today that they have unionized almost every single dockworker and freight driver with UPS. Jimmy Hoffa himself made the announcement. There are 12,600 workers with UPS, and, thanks to recent drives in Nebraska, Maryland, and Kansas, all but 100 UPS workers are unionized (reminds me of the Alamo).  In November […]

  • Shakespeare to White House: Hell hath no fury like a union scorned

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    The new golden age of the American labor movement was supposed to heralded into being by the hopeful force that is President Obama. . . and control of both the House and Senate.  But months have passed [almost a year], and labor unions have little to show for the hundreds of millions of dollars they […]